Principal Security Consultant - Edinburgh & Lothian

Excellent salary and benefits package - IT Security - IT
Ref: 127 Date Posted: Monday 22 Nov 2021
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The Principal Security Consultant is responsible for delivering high-quality professional services engagements across both the Cyber and Information Security realms. They are also here to coach junior consultants within engagements, to help refine consultancy offerings and to offer current and prospective customers a professional touchpoint.

The Principal Security Consultant may be an expert in one or more areas but relies heavily on their professional services skillset to be able seek out, define and deliver good outcomes for customers.

The role will involve: -

  • Taking the lead on customer engagements to ensure the high quality of outcomes in line with the proposed work.
  • Skills required include: -
  • Having good customer expectation management skills
  • Be great at coaching more junior consultants through engagements
  • Support, or lead as necessary, internal stakeholders such as the Sales team or Service Delivery in creating fit for purpose proposals for clients that minimise jargon and cut to the heart of problems to make clear risk reduction outcomes.
  • Communicate across stakeholders to understand their current posture and sell your vision for their security maturity to technical and management stakeholders.
  • Work to maintain the correct level of technical knowledge to align with client needs
  • Support the Advisory Team Lead in maturing services and capabilities.

You should have skills in: -

  • Providing quality and timeliness of your work
  • Pragmatic recommendations aligned with the client’s risk appetite
  • Applying logic as well as soft-skills to define and deliver outcomes which are objectively risk reducing
  • Delivering recommendations and reports in well written concise language tailored to the audience
  • Maintaining great quality documentation that provide auditable records of what was done, when and why.
  • An excellent salary and unrivalled benefits package are offered for the right candidate.

To apply for this role please email your CV to All suitable candidates will be contacted to arrange a face-to-face or video meeting.